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Behavioural Study of Obedience

Stanley Milgram
1963 Many atrocities had been committed in the Second World War. Many culprits were put on
trial for their lives in Nuremberg, at the end of the war. The chief defence was that they were
only following orders from somebody above. This argument, followed…

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behaviour. Perhaps

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Milgram should have chosen a victim who appeared to be able to take care of himself, yet
appear friendly at the same time (a likeable hulk). You can not just say to a subject that you are
going to test their readiness to obey an authority figure. A typical subject…

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At this point pounding on the wall is heard and no response to the question is received from the
victim. As you might have expected subjects turned to the experimenter for guidance at this
point. The experimenter instructs the teacher to treat the absence of a response as an incorrect…

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1. Please continue 2. The experiment requires that you continue 3. It is absolutely essential that
you continue 4. You have no other choice; you must go on. The experimenter would initially use
prod one, but if the subject refused to continue, the experimenter would try prod 2, and then…

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Behavioural Study of Obedience

Stanley Milgram
1963 Many atrocities had been committed in the Second World War. Many culprits were put on
trial for their lives in Nuremberg, at the end of the war. The chief defence was that they were
only following orders from somebody above. This argument, followed…

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behaviour. Perhaps

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Milgram should have chosen a victim who appeared to be able to take care of himself, yet
appear friendly at the same time (a likeable hulk). You can not just say to a subject that you are
going to test their readiness to obey an authority figure. A typical subject…

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At this point pounding on the wall is heard and no response to the question is received from the
victim. As you might have expected subjects turned to the experimenter for guidance at this
point. The experimenter instructs the teacher to treat the absence of a response as an incorrect…

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1. Please continue 2. The experiment requires that you continue 3. It is absolutely essential that
you continue 4. You have no other choice; you must go on. The experimenter would initially use
prod one, but if the subject refused to continue, the experimenter would try prod 2, and then…

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